- Zorc confirms that Pulisic won't go anywhere
Talking to German newspaper BILD, Michael Zorc confirmed once more that Christian Pulisic is not for sale. Amid mostly unsubstantiated rumors coming from British outlets that a switch to the Jürgen Klopp-coached Liverpool is in the cards, Zorc chose to squash those rumblings for the second time in as many weeks. If I had to guess I's say it won't really matter. The baseless "Reus to Liverpool" that we had for years even though there was never really any chance of that happening have made room for a new BVB-player.
The only way to stop them would be to extend the contract of the young American which should happen as soon as possible even though his current contract still runs through 2019. Speaking of which....
- Weigl might extend soon
According to several German outlets (one of them being the reliable kicker) Julian Weigl is about to extend his contract until 2021. This would be a great sign for the club to tie down one of the most sought after young midfielders in the world. The extension would come with a considerable pay-raise for the 21-year old who is still just playing his second Bundesliga season.
- Some good news and some bad news
Raphael Guerreiro is finally back in team training and he might be ready to play on Friday against Hoffenheim. Shinji Kagawa was also able to fully participate, hopefully the return of those two increases the creativity in our midfield that we've been lacking in recent games.
Here's just a "small" list of players who missed practice: Sebastian Rode, Nuri Sahin, Mario Götze, Gonzalo Castro, Lukasz Piszczek, and Sokratis. Those come in addition to longtime injured players like Sven Bender, Roman Bürki and Neven Subotic. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emre Mor were also not fully participating, they were just running a few rounds around the pitch.
You could form a potential championship team out of the players that were missing, that's both impressive and incredibly sad.